More than 2,000 pounds of skinless beef frankfurters are being recalled because of possible metal contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Saturday.
Chicago-based Vienna Beef Ltd., was forced to recall the nearly 2,030 pounds of hot dogs after the factory discovered the issue and reported it to FSIS, according to the USDA press release. The potentially contaminated products were shipped to multiple food servicers in the midwest, including Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.
- 10-lb. cases containing “SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 6” 8’s 10#” with case code 013180 and package code 9122 represented on the label.
- 10-lb. cases containing “SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 6” 11’s 10#” with case code 013312 and package code 9122 or 9123 represented on the label.
- 10-lb. cases containing “SKINLESS BEEF FRANKFURTERS 7” 9’s 10#” with case code 013490 and package code 9122 or 9123 represented on the label.
While there have been no reported incidents of “adverse reactions” due to consumption, the USDA is urging individuals who may be concerned about possible illness to consult with a doctor.
The recall was issued less than two weeks before Memorial Day, one of America’s biggest grilling days. In 2017, approximately 60 percent of Americans grilled during the Memorial Day weekend, according to a HPBA Survey. The only holiday when more grilling occurred is Independence Day.
Vienna Beef did not release a statement, nor did they reply to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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